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What I Said When They Came for THE HANDMAID'S TALE - BOOK RIOT

What I Said When They Came for THE HANDMAID'S TALE - BOOK RIOT | School Librarians | Scoop.it
I had the chance, once, to put my money where my mouth was. This is what I said when they challenged my teaching of THE HANDMAID'S TALE.

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 A very important book and a description of a teacher's response to a request to censor it.

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A New Visual Search Engine - Athenir

A New Visual Search Engine - Athenir | School Librarians | Scoop.it
Research better. Feel better

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This is cool. I do not like, however, that there is no "about" or other information on the company/project whatever it is.

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TWCLibrary's curator insight, May 28, 7:40 PM

check this visual search engine out! 

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, May 28, 7:51 PM

Very clever tool.

Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 16, 9:55 AM

This seems so intuitive to use!

 

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12 Rules Of Great Teaching -

12 Rules Of Great Teaching - | School Librarians | Scoop.it

"Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start planning with a standard. Questions matter more than answers."


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Speaking as someone new to teaching, there's an awful lot to consider. In a nutshell, be knowledgeable about your subject, be flexible, be up on technology, learning styles, and put students first.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 15, 6:10 AM

If you were to put together 12 rules that make a teacher a great teacher what would they include? Sit back and think about that, and then look at this post by Terry Heick, where he shares the rules he has come up with as well as the reasons for the rule. A few are listed above, and three more are below.

* Start small.

* In learning, curiosity is everything.

* Help students ask great questions.

Click through to the post to read through all his rules and find a bonus of three additional rules that you may want to add. You will also find links for resources for three of the rules.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 24, 11:15 AM

Thx Beth Dichter

Ellen Dougherty's curator insight, August 1, 11:52 AM

If you were to put together 12 rules that make a teacher a great teacher what would they include? Sit back and think about that, and then look at this post by Terry Heick, where he shares the rules he has come up with as well as the reasons for the rule. A few are listed above, and three more are below.

* Start small.

* In learning, curiosity is everything.

* Help students ask great questions.

Click through to the post to read through all his rules and find a bonus of three additional rules that you may want to add. You will also find links for resources for three of the rules.

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Newsletter Curation: Top 6 Tools and Tips To Curate Your Own Weekly Newsletter

Newsletter Curation: Top 6 Tools and Tips To Curate Your Own Weekly Newsletter | School Librarians | Scoop.it

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Might make a good project for students; create your own newsletter.

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Pali's curator insight, March 10, 8:34 AM

Sending out newsletters is a marketing technique that has been leveraged by business to market themselves. 


Publishing a curated newsletter is less taxing in terms of time spent vs if the editor of the newsletter was to create a blog. The subscribers benefit since they get to know the latest without wasting time on browsing websites.  

Pali's curator insight, March 10, 8:35 AM

Newsletter marketing is a ploy that is being successfully used by many industry tools and these tools can help you setup your newsletter. 

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 5, 12:21 PM

 

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For the Learner's Sake, Make Your Courses More Challenging

For the Learner's Sake, Make Your Courses More Challenging | School Librarians | Scoop.it

"Remember the school days? They were not only about making new friends, sharing lunches, having crushes, and dreaming of making it to the basketball team. There were some trying times too. For some, the Algebra class was a nightmare while for others, History lessons brought out the tears. Yet, the demons are not inside the formulae, dates, or maps. How a subject is taught has a lot to do with how well we learn it."


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Creating cognitive disequilibrium in your students by pointing out gaps in their knowledge through focused questioning sounds like a good strategy to me! The article suggests this will spur them to learn more, that is get to a state of equilibrium.

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CTD Institute's curator insight, January 23, 3:03 PM

One of the best insights for eLearning designers: Promote desequilibrium- disruption is actually goo for the brain:)

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Advocacy BEYOND the School Library Studies | Dr Ken Haycock

With this in mind, Haycock has been researching different ways to advocate. If we are going to use the studies, we need to stress that the important component is not the library facility or collection. We need to impress that a certified and committed LIBRARIAN is what is invaluable. He went on to share some other ways to approach advocacy.


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Quick & Easy Formative Assessments Updated

Quick & Easy Formative Assessments Updated | School Librarians | Scoop.it
Sometimes it feels crazy overwhelming to keep assessing students and know exactly what they do/don't understand. That's where these quick and easy formative assessment ideas comes in! My school dis...

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Some good ideas here.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 30, 2014 9:53 PM

This visual that shares a number of ways to do assessments would be a great tool to add to your toolkit. The post provides links to additional resources for assessments. Click here to download the version in the graphic above: (PDF): Formative Assessments.

Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, October 31, 2014 1:28 AM

We often think of assessment in a formal, summative sense; however, the art of formative evaluation is critical to master in order to assess how well students are grasping concepts.  Jumping past basic recall and simple predictions, formative assessments are great tools for establishing where  personal connections have been made in a child's learning process. While we are reaching for the application and synthesis of knowledge, we need to break free from multiple choice bubbles and encourage students to travel deeper into their learning. 

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Why a leading professor of new media just banned technology use in class

Why a leading professor of new media just banned technology use in class | School Librarians | Scoop.it
Anyone distracted in class doesn’t just lose out on the content of the discussion but creates a sense of permission that opting out is OK, and, worse, a haze of second-hand distraction for peers.

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Very interesting that a technology advocate and expert would ban electronics from his classes. What are the implications for 1-to-1 programs?

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OCLC Classify -- an Experimental Classification Service

OCLC Classify -- an Experimental Classification Service | School Librarians | Scoop.it
Classify is an OCLC Research prototype that helps you classify books, magazines, movies, and music using the Dewey Decimal Classification system or the Library of Congress Classification system.

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Not being much of a cataloguer, I use this a lot.

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Concept Mapping/Graphic Organizers

Concept Mapping/Graphic Organizers | School Librarians | Scoop.it

"Reading Rockets shares that "A concept map is a visual organizer that can enrich students' understanding of a new concept. Using a graphic organizer, students think about the concept in several ways. Most concept map organizers engage students in answering questions such as, "What is it? What is it like? What are some examples?" Concept maps deepen understanding and comprehension."Cast reports: "There is solid evidence for the effectiveness of graphic organizers in facilitating learning." A summary of this finding is that, "When looking across 23 different studies they found a consistent effect on comprehension."



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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 20, 2014 11:41 AM

Some great links in this article to a plethora of resources. 

Sample Student's curator insight, August 20, 2014 8:15 PM

Of great use when making decisions about supporting higher order thinking in assisted learning.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 21, 2014 11:57 PM

A concept map is a visual organizer that can enrich students' understanding of a new concept.

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10 OER resources every educator should know about - eCampus News

10 OER resources every educator should know about - eCampus News | School Librarians | Scoop.it
As textbook prices soar, tuition skyrockets, and educators need to provide innovative courses the open education movement and its OERs are critical.

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As I plan a year-long school-wide IL course, I imagine (hope) some of these lessons will come in handy...

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What I Said When They Came for THE HANDMAID'S TALE - BOOK RIOT

What I Said When They Came for THE HANDMAID'S TALE - BOOK RIOT | School Librarians | Scoop.it
I had the chance, once, to put my money where my mouth was. This is what I said when they challenged my teaching of THE HANDMAID'S TALE.

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 A very important book and a description of a teacher's response to a request to censor it.

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10 top indigenous books for your summer reading list

10 top indigenous books for your summer reading list | School Librarians | Scoop.it
If you are looking for summer reading suggestions, you are in luck. Check out 10 new releases by indigenous authors, brought to you by the editors of Muskrat Magazine — from fiction to non-fiction, poetic prose, science, politics, romance and traditional stories.

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What is the World Wide Web? TED-Ed

What is the World Wide Web? TED-Ed | School Librarians | Scoop.it
The World Wide Web is used every day by millions of people for
everything from checking the weather to sharing cat videos. But what is
it exactly? Twila Camp describes this interconnected information system
as a virtual city that everyone owns and explains how it’s organized
in a way that mimics our brain’s natural way of thinking.

Via Beth Dichter
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This is a short, fairly concise video explaining the world wide web. It delineates the difference between the web and the internet and briefly touches on servers, languages and more. Simple and elegant.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 18, 2014 8:59 PM

Once again TED-Ed hits a home run in explaining a complex concept simply. This video, which looks at the World Wide Web will help students understand the difference between the World Wide Web and the Internet as well as teaching them about how hyperlinks mimic the way our brains learn and much more. As always you will find a quiz, additional resources and an online forum/

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Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines | School Librarians | Scoop.it
As search engines get better, we become lazier. We're hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions

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Important article. Are we losing too much, is ti too late?

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, May 27, 3:18 AM

Very good reading, many of us has seen this happening.

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Using Comics to Teach English Language Learners

Using Comics to Teach English Language Learners | School Librarians | Scoop.it

During librarian Dawn K. Wing's time as a high school ESL teacher years ago, she developed curricula that enabled English language learners to practice their English language skills across all modalities by reading and creating visual narratives.


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Share with ESL teachers!

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Extraordinary teacher offers extraordinary look at her job. We need to support rather than undermine her efforts. | Get Schooled

Extraordinary teacher offers extraordinary look at her job.  We need to support rather than undermine her efforts. | Get Schooled | School Librarians | Scoop.it

An extraordinary teacher writes an extraordinary explanation of her job and her concerns. This is a lengthy piece that every policymaker in the state ought to read.


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Give teachers the time and support to teach well.

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How Google Impacts The Way Students Think

How Google Impacts The Way Students Think | School Librarians | Scoop.it

How Google Impacts The Way Students Think


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"...if users can Google answers to the questions they’re given, they’re likely terrible questions."

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42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects

42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects | School Librarians | Scoop.it

The following series of fill-in-the-blank prompts can be used by teachers to create lessons, students to create projects–or teachers to collaborate with students to create lessons–or projects.


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Another useful design tool.

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A Simple Technique You Can (& Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses

A Simple Technique You Can (& Should) Apply To Your eLearning Courses | School Librarians | Scoop.it

"It’s easy for an eLearner to “zone out” when faced with complex course content, especially with limited existing knowledge of a topic. The instructional design challenge is how to explain complex content easily. Start by considering some premises fundamental to eLearning design."


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miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, October 20, 2014 8:26 AM

Simple & clear. 

Ryan Rejaei's curator insight, October 20, 2014 8:41 PM

If you are taking the CIS courses or have an online course, i would certainly look into this. Very relatable information and content!

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 2, 2014 11:54 AM

Thx Beth Dichter

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Information Literacy Interactive Tutorial

Welcome to the home page of the IRISS Information Literacy Interactive Tutorial. This tutorial was derived from the Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) Information Literacy pack.

 

This tutorial will provide you with an understanding of information literacy in six simple steps. Each step includes activities that will help you develop your information literacy skills.


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Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, October 19, 2014 11:22 AM

Some great lesson ideas here.

Linda Mercer's curator insight, November 14, 2014 1:26 PM

Interesting....

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, November 16, 2014 8:04 PM

Simple online tutorial yet quite interactive and engaging.

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Digital Citizenship - Kids Internet Safety - Flocabulary

This short video teaches how (and how not) to behave online. Student learn 10 tips for communicating and sharing on social media sites.


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This would be useful to some adults too!

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15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching

15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching | School Librarians | Scoop.it

15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching by Terry Heick 15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching–And 15 That Are Not So Much On Sunday, we’re going to release a basic framework to begin to make sense of what “student-centered learning” mean in...


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Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers

Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers | School Librarians | Scoop.it

Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand."


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 1, 2014 12:08 PM

Reading on line...a good habit? Here to stay?

Helen Teague's curator insight, August 3, 2014 9:36 AM
Do students retain more information when they read from books rather than from digital devices? Does reading online present challenges due to distractions? Do students need to be taught skills to become better online readers?
Ruby Day's curator insight, August 3, 2014 5:21 PM

Studies show we are not reading as effectively online as we are with hard copies. This highlights the need for tools to help us read deeper online - e.g annotation type tools. This links to an interesting stuy of year 5 students using collaborative annotation software demonstrating higher performance than the control group's' paper based annotation.

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How To Take Notes: Strategies That Set Straight-A Students Apart

How To Take Notes:  Strategies That Set Straight-A Students Apart | School Librarians | Scoop.it
Most students take notes without thinking twice about it. It's what a good student does, what the professor expects, what everyone around them is doing.

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Long hand note taking appears to beat typed note taking in many instances.

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, July 14, 2014 6:19 AM

When do we start the habit of taking notes? Strategies to helpstudents...

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 14, 2014 10:03 AM

It's always a good idea to review not taking skills periodically...  Many students just highlight everything....without actually creating anything useful 

Laura Saavedra's curator insight, July 14, 2014 4:54 PM

Good for students and even teachers!

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How Tweens and Teens are Using Social Media — Infographic Labs

How Tweens and Teens are Using Social Media — Infographic Labs | School Librarians | Scoop.it

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According to this article there appears to be a difference between what teens and kids younger than teens prefer as far as social media platforms are concerned.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 28, 2014 10:23 PM

Check out this infographic that looks at how teens and tweens are using social media. It probably comes as no surprise that they are very active in the use of social media. One statistic they show is

* Surveys have found that majority or 81 percent of kids aged 12 to 17 use social media. This figure is higher than the 72 percent of internet users overall.

For more information click through to the post.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, May 30, 2014 5:41 AM

Useful infographic about how teens use social media. Parents these days have to be aware of all these new technologies ...